Grape Juice
Question :

Is grape juice najis? If the juice was sterilized by boiling is it considered as najis?

Answer :

Grape juice does not become najis when boiled, but it will become prohibited to consume. However, if it is boiled until two-thirds of it is evaporated, the remaining third becomes permissible to consume.

Cream on Skin
Question :

I am applying a cream to my skin for medical purposes, but the cream contains cetostearyl alcohol. Is this cream to be considered najis? If so, how can I perform wudhu and prayers?

Answer :

If the alcohol mentioned causes intoxication, then it is najis. If your hand and/or body come in contact with a najis thing, then you need to purify them in order to perform the wudhu.

Mouthwash
Question :

If I am not sure whether the alcohol used in mouthwash causes intoxication or not, even after researching, can it be considered tahir?

Answer :

If there is a doubt in the intoxication of the alcohol used, one can consider it as tahir.

Alcohol
Question :

I have heard that some alcohols are not najis and do not invalidate prayers if one has alcohol-based perfume on, for example. Which alcohols are najis and which are tahir?

Answer :

Intoxicants that are liquid by nature are najis. Alcohol is a modern scientific term that is not mentioned in religious texts. Therefore, if certain alcohols possess these two characteristics – being intoxicant and liquid by nature – then it is najis and prohibited to consume, and one's prayer is invalid if such alcohol-containing substances are used. If what is known to be an alcohol according to modern terminology does not possess these two characteristics then it is tahir.

Alcohol in Medicine
Question :

If a medicine that is used externally such as cream has alcohol in it, can we use it? Also, what should we do for the prayers?

Answer :

Intoxicating alcohol is najis and when it touches the body or the clothes, they should be purified before praying or the najis clothing must be removed.

Ethyl
Question :

There is an alcohol called Ethyl (also known as Ethanol) which is supposed to be in many normal drinks, by a percentage of around 0.05%. A beverage company has openly admitted it on their website but also states that it is possible for permissible consumption. The amount seems so small, I am sure in essence it changes and does not remain in its original form. I would like your view if those drinks with ethyl are permissible or not?

Answer :

Every liquid that can cause intoxication naturally is impure - Najis and prohibited to consume. If alcohol is added to a drink then it is prohibited to consume, If the amount was little in such a way that it does not exist - because of its small percentage, then it is prohibited because it is prohibited to consume impure things, If the amount was little but can be distinguished, then it is prohibited due to the prohibition of consuming wine and the prohibition of impure things.